NEET 2021: What is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test?

What is NEET 2021?

NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The examination will be taken by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam is the single entrance test conducted at the UG level for admission to medical courses (the course after the 12th is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)).  In addition, the score of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2021 examination is valid to take admission to BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and BVSc & AH courses. 

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021

  • The candidates appearing for the NEET 2021 examination, must fulfill the needed eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria of NEET 2021 includes the following things:
  • Only those candidates can apply for NEET exam 2021, who have either completed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent. 
  • Applicants must have studied physics, chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as subjects.
  • Applying candidates should secure at least 50% marks in physics, chemistry, and biology combined in the 10+2 qualifying examination. For SC, ST, OBC-NCL category applicants the minimum marks needed are 40%.
  • When it comes to who can apply for NEET 2021 then the answer is Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign Nationals.
NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The examination will be taken by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam is the single entrance test conducted at the UG level for admission to medical courses (the course after the 12th is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)).  In addition, the score of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2021 examination is valid to take admission to BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and BVSc & AH courses. 
NEET 2021 Examination

Age Limit 

  • Candidates applying for examination ought to have completed a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of admission as of 31 December 2021. 
  • 25 years is a provisional maximum age limit for general candidates.
  • There will be a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL, and PwD categories.

How to Apply for NEET 2021?

Followings are the steps to apply for NEET 2021:

Step 1: Registration 

Candidates need to register at neet.nta.nic.in login. After login, candidates need to fill in personal, identification, and communication details on the registration page.

Step 2: Filing of Application Form

After enrollment applicants will be coordinated to the NTA NEET 2021 application structure which requires data like rank classification, identity, state code, the decision of test urban communities, the decision of language for question paper, scholarly capabilities, and subtleties of the guardians. The modes accessible for the NEET inquiry paper and the test urban areas for the NEET test can be checked from underneath. 

Step 3: Uploading of Images

Step three of the application form of NEET 2021 includes transferring scanned pictures. According to the determinations, the pictures should be transferred by the power to stay away from the dismissal of the NEET-UG application structure. 

Step 4: Application fee 

The NEET 2021 application structure fee is to be paid online through Debit/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI or specialist co-op. After effective installment, an affirmation page will be created. Competitors who neglect to pay the application charge previously or on the last date, their application structure stands inadequate and consequently dismissed. The NEET application charge for every class can be checked from the table beneath. 

Step 5: Print application form 

After completing the process, the applicant should remove the print from the submitted NEET UG application form.

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Fees

The NEET 2021 exam fees are different for a different categories.

  • For General Category candidates the examination fee is Rs.1500.
  • Candidated form General-EWS/ OBC-NCL Category candidates the examination fee is Rs.1400.
  • For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Category candidates the examination fee is Rs.800.

Importance Dates for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2021 

Know the important dates for events such as NEET application form date, admit card, NEET 2021 exam date, result, answer key, and counseling. Followings are the important dates for the NEET exam;

Events Dates
NEET notification12, March 2021
NEET 2021 application form date by NTA13, July 2021, from 5:00 PM
NEET 2021 registration last date6, August 2021
Last date to pay the NEET application form fee7, August 2021
NEET application form correction window8 to 12, August 2021
Announcement of NEET 2021 exam cities20, August 2021
Admit Card NEET 20213 days before NEET 2021 exam day
NEET 2021 exam date12, September 2021 – Announced
NEET exam answer key by coaching institutes
12, September 2021

What is NEET 2021 Test Pattern?

Mode of the examinationOffline
Medium/ Language of the examinationEnglish, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese, and Urdu
Duration of the examination3 hours
Kind of questions in the examMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total number of Questions200 (180 applicable questions for attempt)
Total Marks720
Negative markingYes
Marking Scheme+4 for correct answer| -1 for an incorrect answer
Total sections in the question paper3
Name of the section and number of questions asked from it
Physics35 + 15
Chemistry35 + 15
Biology35 + 15

What are the NEET 2021 Test Centers in India?

Exam held in States No. of NEET 2021 Exam Centers
Andaman and Nicobar Islands2
Andhra Pradesh151
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam81
Bihar192
Chandigarh32
Chhattisgarh82
Dadar & Nagar Haveli5
Daman & Diu2
Delhi111
Goa15
Gujarat214
Haryana40
Himachal Pradesh35
Jammu & Kashmir99
Jharkhand36
Karnataka298
Kerala322
Lakshadweep1
Madhya Pradesh144
Maharashtra615
Manipur22
Meghalaya9
Mizoram5
Nagaland7
Odisha83
Puducherry15
Punjab28
Rajasthan269
Sikkim2
Tamil Nadu238
Telangana112
Uttar Pradesh320
Uttarakhand43
West Bengal189
Ladakh1

List of Medical Exams in India 

Anyone wishing to develop a career in the medical sector in various departments of medicine then there are different examinations taken by different institutes. Let’s see what those exams are:

CMSE- Combined Medical Services Exam 
CUCET – Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test 
RPVT – Rajasthan Pre Veterinary Test 
INI CET – Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test
AIAPGET – All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test 
Indian Army BSc Nursing Examination
FMGE – Foreign Medical Graduates Examination 
NEET SS – National Eligibility cum Test Super Specialty Examination
AIIMS Nursing – All India Institute of Medical Sciences Nursing Examination
DNB PDCET – Diploma National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test 
NEET MDS – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS Examination
NEET PG – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate Examination
PGIMER – Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Examination
AIIMS PG – All India Institute of Medical Sciences Post Graduate Examination
JIMER PG – Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Graduate entrance test 
AIIMS MBBS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences MBBS Entrance test 

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